Senior Consultant, Microsoft Practice

Compugen Inc - Montréal, QC (30+ days ago)

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Compugen is Canada's largest privately-owned and operated Information Technology (IT) solution provider with extensive service and support resources. Our vision is to “simplify the business of technology, together” by focusing on business objectives and outcomes, aligning the most relevant and effective IT solutions to meet those requirements and providing extraordinary ongoing support capabilities.

Every day, over 1500 dedicated employees across Canada focus on providing extraordinary customer service and support experiences to private and public sector organizations. Since 1981, the Compugen team has developed a strong reputation with market-leading vendors and customers, for creating, implementing and supporting creative IT solutions that delight thousands of customers.

Role Definition:
Compugen is looking for a strong bi-lingual (English / French) technical candidate specializing in Microsoft technologies with deep understanding and ability to design, plan and implement Microsoft-centric solutions with a focus on Cloud Productivity. The primary role of the Microsoft Cloud and Infrastructure Optimization (MCIO) Senior Consultant is to drive revenue and gross margin contribution through Microsoft services delivery, for a wide variety of customer scenarios. The candidate is also responsible for pre-sales contribution; specifically, detailed activities and level of effort for scoping and Statement of Work (SoW) preparation. Key performance metrics include delivery excellence (on-time, on-budget project delivery), continuous professional development, knowledge transfer, and customer satisfaction.

Reporting to the MCIO Engagement Manager, this role has a primary billable consulting responsibility, with a minor emphasis on pre-sales support, solution design and related activities, as assigned. Finally, as someone who is inventive, confident when challenged, and has demonstrated skill in customer expectation management, your contributions will empower our customers to achieve the most from their investment in Microsoft technology and Compugen. The candidate will need strong technical writing skills and the ability to effectively communicate with customers, managers and executives on technical and business levels. Strong leadership, organization, time management, project management and negotiation skills are also desired.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide Microsoft subject matter expertise (SME) and consultative services to Compugen customers
Assist sales and Practice pre-sales teams with solution design & scoping for SoWs, RFPs and proposals
Lead and support MCIO services engagements and projects, and act as a point of escalation as required
Mentor, coach and support MCIO team members through knowledge transfer as required
Work in partnership with other line-of-business and Practices
Act as a technical lead/SME for MCIO, in an area of subject matter expertise
Provide quality assurance review of delivery artifacts, prior to customer distribution
Help develop and continuously refine MCIO delivery templates and framework
Help develop and participate in training and recommended certification paths
Documentation of Technical Implementation Blueprints and other templates for delivery guidance
Assist with the development of new MCIO solution offers and services, as required
Contribute to National MCIO revenue and gross margin targets, through direct billable utilization activities, and achieve personal billable utilization target, measured quarterly

Key Qualifications:
Bi-lingual, written and spoken fluency in English / French
Broad Microsoft technical background with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a customer-facing service delivery role
Proven ability to translate business outcomes and technical requirements to a set of design and engineering tasks
Proven ability to ensure consistent customer satisfaction through delivery excellence, quality assurance testing and collaboration - your success is our success.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail and quality while maintaining a high degree of productivity, while managing deadlines and multiple conflicting priorities
Able to work effectively within a fast-paced, complex environment with an unpredictable work schedule
MCSE, MCITP designation or current equivalent
University Degree and/or related Technical Diplomas are strongly encouraged
Ability to travel if required such as for project kickoff, delivery and training

Required Technical Qualifications:
Office 365 (Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer)
Identity Management (Cloud, Synced, Federated Identities, Azure AD)
Active Directory: Group Policy, Management, Design
Windows Server (Current and earlier versions)
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 operating systems
DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, routing, and network security

Desired Technical Qualifications:
Teams, Skype for Business and Enterprise Voice
Intune (MDM, Enterprise Mobility suite)
Microsoft Security concepts (conditional access, data protection, governance)
Active Directory Federated Services
Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (OSD, MDT)
Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer
Microsoft Infrastructure Services such as Public Key Infrastructure
Active Directory: migration, consolidation, divestiture

Consistent with our commitments to equity and diversity, we actively recruit from all designated groups. We also provide employment accommodation upon request to current staff members and to applicants during the recruitment process. We aim to provide a work environment where excellence is allowed to flourish and diversity is prized. Compugen is committed to providing accommodation throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, the hiring manager and the human resources contact will work with you to meet your needs.